- Associated Press - Thursday, January 19, 2017

FLOWOOD, Miss. (AP) - About 150 members of Mississippi’s Army and Air National Guard will provide support during the presidential inauguration Friday.

Officials say they left from Flowood on Wednesday.

The Sun Herald (https://bit.ly/2jNnozO ) reports the soldiers and airmen will help with traffic control, crowd management, communications, public affairs and chaplain support operations. Officials estimate up to 900,000 people will be present in Washington, D.C., as President-elect Donald Trump takes the oath of office.

The group is comprised of soldiers from Canton’s 112th Military Police Battalion, Brandon’s 113th Military Police Company and Clinton’s 114th Military Police Company and airmen from Flowood’s 172nd Airlift Wing and Meridian’s 186th Air Refueling Wing.

They will be among more than 7,500 National Guard soldiers and airmen from 44 states, three territories and the District of Columbia providing support.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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